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Supreme Court disgorgement ruling ‘game-changer’ for SEC cases

Supreme Court disgorgement ruling ‘game-changer’ for SEC cases

June 05, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In a decision that strengthens the defence’s position in SEC cases, the Supreme Court has ruled that disgorgement is subject to the five-year statute of limitations.

Och-Ziff judge “sick and tired” of Big Law securing DPAs for clients

Och-Ziff judge “sick and tired” of Big Law securing DPAs for clients

June 02, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A Brooklyn federal judge has upbraided the Department of Justice over its use of deferred prosecution agreements, saying he is fed up with big law firms benefitting while individual perpetrators of corruption go unaccountable.

DOJ probing seismic device companies over payments to South Korean researcher

DOJ probing seismic device companies over payments to South Korean researcher

May 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A previously unreported FCPA investigation into the business dealings in South Korea of two seismic device companies has yielded money laundering charges against an employee of the country’s state-sponsored geology institute.

DOJ compliance counsel frank on social media

DOJ compliance counsel frank on social media

May 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ fraud section's compliance counsel, Hui Chen, has been publishing forthright social media posts, and her views have been gaining attention.

Cadwalader looks to rebuild white-collar practice after losing core FCPA expertise

Cadwalader looks to rebuild white-collar practice after losing core FCPA expertise

May 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lost two of its most experienced anti-corruption specialists, following several years of revenue losses, office closures and a firm-wide reorganisation effort.

22 voluntary disclosures in first year of FCPA pilot programme, says DOJ

22 voluntary disclosures in first year of FCPA pilot programme, says DOJ

May 16, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

More companies have come forward to self-report potential foreign bribery violations during the first year of the US Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pilot programme, the head of the agency’s criminal fraud section said on 12 May.

Defamation suit sheds light on Zimmer Biomet’s DPA failure

Defamation suit sheds light on Zimmer Biomet’s DPA failure

May 05, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A former executive at Zimmer Biomet, who is suing the medical device manufacturer for defamation, has detailed how the company allegedly misled US prosecutors in a 2012 foreign bribery DPA.

Supreme Court justices struggle with SEC’s use of disgorgement

Supreme Court justices struggle with SEC’s use of disgorgement

April 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The SEC walked a tightrope trying to distinguish disgorgement from forfeiture and civil penalties before the US Supreme Court today, as justices grilled the regulator’s counsel on what set the enforcement tool apart.

DOJ picks Odebrecht and Embraer monitors

DOJ picks Odebrecht and Embraer monitors

April 11, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice has chosen two veterans of its criminal fraud section to serve as monitors to Odebrecht and Embraer, including a former chief of the section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit.

DOJ accelerating FCPA monitor selection process

DOJ accelerating FCPA monitor selection process

April 05, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Companies reaching Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements involving monitors must now provide the US Department of Justice with a pool of three candidates on an expedited basis, a department spokesperson has confirmed.